So, last weekend I made my own baby food. Using recipes I gleaned from http://wholesomebabyfood.com, I made a whole lot of squash, pears, sweet potatoes, and avocados. I used these little things called “Bebe cubes” to freeze and store the food.
The actual cooking and pureeing of the baby food was pretty easy. From start to finish, it took me about 1.5 hours. I think I could have done it in less time had I been more organized. I made a total of 85 little 1-oz. cubes of food.
Things I have learned from this process:
- I estimate that if I continue to do this (about twice a month), I will save approximately $50/month to feed my twins.
- My boys seem to like the homemade food more than the stuff you buy.
- The stuff I made smells a lot better than the stuff you buy.
- I questioned why we don’t eat sweet potatoes more often. They’re tasty!
- The “Bebe Cubes” suck. I already broke one when I dropped it while taking it out of the freezer. And if you fill them even the tiniest bit over the “max” line, the lids pop open exposing your product to severe freezer burn.
- I will continue to use the cubes… because, heck, I already own them. But I will also see about other small storage options… i.e. freezer storage bags and containers.
- It was fun making the food and I like knowing exactly what is in my babies’ food.